Archives for January 2016

School Board Names District’s new Elementary School, it’s All about the TRE(E)S

At its January 28th meeting, the Snoqualmie Valley School District Board of Directors picked a name for the district's new elementary school, scheduled to open in September 2016. The name was chosen during … [Read more...]

Refugee Engagement, Special Showing of ‘The Good Lie’ to ignite Awareness, Conversation

Organizers call it spearheading community engagement about refugees - designed to raise awareness about refugees and share ideas regarding how individuals can help those resettling in the U.S. In an effort … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson Announces he’s Running for State Legislature

Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson (D-Snoqualmie) announced Wednesday, January 27, 2016 that he will run for the State House in the 5th Legislative District, encompasses large parts of East King County including the … [Read more...]

First Look at New Mount Si High School: Design Approved; Safety, Growth Issues up Budget by $20 million

Snoqualmie Valley School Board President Geoff Doy described the designs for the future, re-built Mount Si High School as "a school to be proud of," saying the schematic plans brought tears to his eyes. Raised … [Read more...]

Prices up, Inventory Shortage continues, but Snoqualmie Valley Offers Buyers Desirable, more Affordable Eastside Option

You can see it clearly in the graphics - the supply of homes for sale in the Snoqualmie Valley has shrunk by more than half over the past year. It appears the post-recession days of exploding inventory are … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Sleeping, Eating, not Paying; Not completely Naked, but Moving along; Mother-Son fuel Theft; Sweet-toothed Theif

Here are a few of the calls the Snoqualmie Police Department responded to in North Bend and Snoqualmie last week. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ THEFT IN-PROGRESS |  NORTH BEND … [Read more...]

Know your Muslim Neighbors | Open House offers Chance to Learn, Ask Questions, Share Ideas

The Snoqualmie Valley community is invited to a an Open House this Saturday, January 30, 2016 hosted by the Muslim Association of Snoqualmie Ridge.  The event runs from 9:30AM-12PM at Snoqualmie City Hall, … [Read more...]

Possible Intoxicated Driver Brings down Power Pole; Flees Scene, Leaves Hundreds in Dark for Hours

A Wilderness Rim neighborhood resident said power was cut off to about 400 homes early Friday morning, January 22, 2016 after a vehicle took out a power pole, sending across the roadway. According to King … [Read more...]

Fire District 38 Considers Merging with District 10, Public Invited to Learn about Newly Proposed ‘Fire Authority’

If you live in the unincorporated areas of North Bend and Snoqualmie, you are part of King County Fire District 38, and you may be voting next spring on merging with Fire District 10 for form a new Fire … [Read more...]

New Orthodontist Office Opens | Snoqulamie Valley no Longer a One Orthodontist, Kid-filled Place

For the 15 years that we have called Snoqualmie home, the family centric, fast-growing Snoqualmie Valley has been a one orthodontist kind of place, with numerous local families seeing Dr. Kirby Nelson or … [Read more...]

City Takes up Making No Truck Town Expansion Permanent Regulation, Chinook Lumber Moving to Exit 32

The City of North Bend has a public hearing scheduled at City Hall on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 7PM to discuss permanent land use regulations for the Truck Town area, prohibiting new commercial truck center … [Read more...]

Annual Preschool Fair: One-stop Shopping for Local Early Education Options, this Weekend

For families searching for the perfect local early education option their children, this Snoqualmie Valley annual tradition has your covered. On Saturday January 23rd at Si View Community Center in North … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Pass Reopened Thursday night after Day-long Closure over Avalanche Risk

UPDATE | JANUARY 21, 2016, 8:15pm WSDOT announced that I-90 over Snoqualmie  Pass was now open in both directions. UPDATE |  JANUARY 21, 2016, 4PM The Washington State Department of Transportation … [Read more...]

Short List: Name of New SVSD Elementary School Narrowed to Four Final Choices

The building is framed, the roof is going on, grass is growing on the future play field -  and after over two months of nominating names and narrowing the final list, the Snoqualmie Valley School Board recently … [Read more...]

Kicking Cancer’s Butt | Snoqualmie Valley Relay for Life Gears up for 15th Year with Kick-off Event

It's that time of year again - time for the annual kickoff of Snoqualmie Valley Relay (RFL). Teams and committee members are gearing up for their 15th year celebrating Relay For Life, which honors cancer … [Read more...]

New Business Coming to Town | Maple Valley Native Turns outdoor Passion into Local Shop

Newsflash! A new business is coming to town and it's something different. Actually, it's something that seems to fit right in with the beautiful outdoors that defines the Snoqualmie Valley. This February, … [Read more...]

Help Shape Growth | North Bend, Snoqualmie Seek Members for Vital Commissions

Have thoughts and opinions about growth where you live? Ever thought about volunteering? If so, the Cities of North Bend and Snoqualmie are seeking new [volunteer] commission members who want to help shape … [Read more...]

Second Weekend Storm: more Snow, High Avalanche Risk in Mountains, Heavy Lowland Rain

For the second morning in a row, a soggy, blustery storm is pounding Washington, sending another round of heavy wet snow to the Cascades - and keeping the avalanche risk high on the west slopes. Saturday's … [Read more...]

Sno Falls Licensing Relocating to North Bend, into Stand-alone Space

In late December we told you now some big changes were in the works at Sno Falls Credit Union, as it continues modernization and expansion plans. New Sno Falls Branches in North Bend, Snoqualmie In late … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Police Department adds Homegrown Rookie as Newest Member

The Snoqualmie Police Department is adding a new officer and this time its newest member is a Snoqualmie Valley native. This week Snoqualmie Police Chief Steve McCulley proudly announced the Police Academy … [Read more...]